Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has hailed Pakistan as a beautiful place while recalling his visits to the country.
Meanwhile, Ganguly toured Pakistan as an Indian captain a few times, and he feels the way Pakistanis treat Indians is absolutely wonderful.
However, India had not played any bilateral series with Pakistan since 2012 due to political tension.
India played a couple of bilateral series in Pakistan post the 2003 World Cup clash in South Africa. Ganguly led the team on one occasion, as they have some wonderful memories.
Recently, in a television interview, Ganguly showered praise on Pakistani people stating that they are very nice.
Islamabad is a nice place:
The current CAB President, Ganguly is busy in the promotion of his new book ‘A Century is Not Enough’. Following its launch, Ganguly recalled his experiences in Pakistan. Further, he talked about the food and hospitality Pakistanis showered at them.
“It is a fascinating country; it is rough, it’s beautiful, it’s different, It is harsh country and soft country as well. I couldn’t imagine you could get treated so well. .. With food, hospitality and with kindness. It was a great place to tour,” Ganguly said in an interview.
He also spoke highly of Islamabad and relived his memories while driving through the city.
“Islamabad is such a beautiful place; you go there, the capital, you drive through the streets and one side you see beautiful buildings and on the other side those rugged mountains of Pakistan. It is fascinating,” Ganguly added.
I love touring Pakistan:
Ganguly also stated he loved touring Pakistan in continuation to the topic. Further, he admitted he got surprised by the loving nature of the people.
“I remember going to Sialkot for a One Day game, and we were driving out in the morning. I just saw Pathans on both sides of the street waiting for the game to happen. Dry rough and tough part of Pakistan but there is still so much beauty. We were treated so well, with food, hospitality, kindness and I love touring Pakistan,” Ganguly concluded.
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